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Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access

... partner at Affiliated Computer Services Inc. and leader of the health futures practice at ACS Healthcare Solutions in Chicago. "People are already strapped to get a doctor," Bauer said. "As more people have insurance, they will try to get appointments with more doctors, and that will lead to dramatic incr...

America Takes on the Challenge to Fight Obesity

...network that a million people have already found in The Challenge." In the current weak economy, many are trying to shed extra pounds, but when strapped for resources, their personal wellness efforts can become a low priority. The 50 Million Pound Challenge offers Americans the free accessible tools th...

Number of Californians with No Health Insurance is Rising says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

...r is lower than the national average of more than 64 percent. This growing number of uninsured is likely to take its toll on already financially strapped cities by creating higher costs, lower productivity and lower earnings. It may also mean higher costs for those individuals who retain their insurance...

American Life League: Revelations in Boston Archdiocese Caritas Scandal

... been under intense scrutiny since early February regarding a joint venture between Caritas and Centene Corporation. The venture will make financially strapped Caritas eligible for Commonwealth Care funding from the state of Massachusetts. "The Archdiocese of Boston has another scandal on its hands. They...

Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response

...irus was being transmitted, and how resources were handling the strain. Another shortcoming, according to the report: Public health departments are strapped in terms of resources -- including personnel -- and need to be replenished. One expert who was not involved with the report agreed. "Health depa...

Poll Finds Americans See Long-term Services and Supports as a Priority, Not an Option, for Health Care Reform

...ognize that long-term services and supports are a part of health care that voters expect Congress to address before the baby boomers strain an already strapped system." Other results include: More than half of Americans (51 percent) feel strongly that with so many Americans needing help c...

pMDsoft Adds Mobile Appointment Calendar to iPhone Charge Capture Software

...king with pMDsoft? The software is streamlined and intuitive, so everyone in the practice uses it - even those who are typically technology-averse or strapped for time. Wireless push updates keep the providers' information current on the device, avoiding miscommunications and confusion, and saving time that...

Losing the Last Ten Pounds is the Hardest Part of any Diet Confirms Weight-Loss Expert and Author Dr. Sanford Siegal

... "Someone who is fifty pounds overweight at 200 pounds uses the same amount of energy to get around as a 150 pound person with a fifty pound weight strapped to her body," continued Dr. Siegal. "Imagine how many extra calories you would burn if you were to lug a fifty pound barbell everywhere you went!" ...

SCAN Health Plan Provides 'Senior Sensitivity Training' to City of Los Angeles Department of Aging and Network Service Providers

...ation bottles and handle small pills. Participants also put popcorn in their shoes and walked around to simulate the feeling of painful joints. Others strapped their arm to their side to see how limiting it can be to deal with the effects of a stroke. Depriving participants of the level of hearing and s...

The 50 Million Pound Challenge Finds Its Stride as Cities Across the Country Hold the First Annual Challenge Walk Off on May 16

...who are merely overweight. Studies show that in the weak economy many are trying to shed extra pounds without joining an organized plan and that when strapped for resources, personal wellness efforts can become a low priority. The Challenge enables people to follow their own diet and gives them free resourc...
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Urban myth disproved: Fingerprints do not improve grip friction

...the amount of friction between the two. Ennos designed a system that could produce forces ranging from a gentle touch to a tight grip, and then Warman strapped his index finger into the machine to begin measuring his fingerprint's friction. But after days of dragging the Perspex along Warman's fingers and...

Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic

...0 deaths from the flu, which struck thousands in Bethlehem." By contrast, Philadelphia found itself much less prepared for an epidemic, and the strapped with a corrupt head the Board of Health, saw roughly 13,000 residents die as the flu swept through the inner city neighborhoods. It represented, Higg...
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Empirical Search Strategies Seeks Downside Protection Option at Avigen, Inc.

... sensible to bargain for a "good deal" from an acquirer who is in financial distress by offering them a pile of cash. However, if a potential buyer is strapped for cash in this environment, it's probably not a company Avigen shareholders want to own--even if they offer a slight premium. As a matter of fact, t...

Computer recycling: An environmental mandate the private sector can support

...those four-year-old computers donated to a local charity by a business will need to be disposed of some time. Under the current model, the financially strapped charity foots the bill, not the Fortune 500 company who initially generated the equipment. The other financing options being debated spark contro...

Flying to the moon? Take Wisconsin tech along

...nd let private entrepreneurs figure it out. No matter where the space program goes from here, Wisconsin science and technology know-how should be strapped in for the ride. With the help of space programs around the world, NASA has called for establishing a base camp on one of the moon's more sunlit po...

CIO Leadership Series: Peter Strombom, Meriter Hospital

...ment is providing business value to Meriter because he is still employed. However, he does try to measure IT value in certain terms, as he did when he strapped pedometers on Meriter nurses to determine whether an Epic Systems implementation would result in nurses walking 20 percent less, freeing more time f...
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